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21st Jun '17 2:55:26 AM Wynauttica
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DinosaursAreDragons may be considered a subtrope of PrehistoricMonster, which talks about the pop-portraits of general prehistoric life. See also OurDragonsAreDifferent, FierySalamander, HereThereWereDragons, GiantFlyer, ReptilesAreAbhorrent, PteroSoarer, and (naturally) ArtisticLicensePaleontology.

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DinosaursAreDragons Dinosaurs are Dragons may be considered a subtrope of PrehistoricMonster, which talks about the pop-portraits of general prehistoric life. See also OurDragonsAreDifferent, FierySalamander, HereThereWereDragons, GiantFlyer, ReptilesAreAbhorrent, PteroSoarer, and (naturally) ArtisticLicensePaleontology.
27th May '17 5:57:08 PM BattleMaster
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* The Creatonist/Cryptid novel ''The Lost Kingdom'' featured the Congo cryptid Mokele-mbembe as a living Sauropod dinosaur that had the ability to breathe fire. This was, [[SomewhereABiologistIsCrying sadly]] not the most scientifically implausible thing featured in the book.
20th May '17 5:44:29 PM nombretomado
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* Kent "Dr Dino" Hovind claims that dinosaurs were dragons, breathed fire, rode on Noah's Ark and may still be alive in remote places (and was possibly the inspiration for the ''WaterlooRoad'' example above).

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* Kent "Dr Dino" Hovind claims that dinosaurs were dragons, breathed fire, rode on Noah's Ark and may still be alive in remote places (and was possibly the inspiration for the ''WaterlooRoad'' ''Series/WaterlooRoad'' example above).
21st Feb '17 3:09:58 PM Eddy1215
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* The creationist antagonist in the second season of ''WaterlooRoad'' held this view, and used it to sway several of the students (including a regular cast member who had been established as very impressionable) because [[RuleOfCool dragons are cool]].

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* The creationist antagonist in the second season of ''WaterlooRoad'' ''Series/WaterlooRoad'' held this view, and used it to sway several of the students (including a regular cast member who had been established as very impressionable) because [[RuleOfCool dragons are cool]].



** This applies to nearly ''all'' the monsters in the game. They are ancient gods known as the Draconians yet most of them resemble dinosaurs. Sauron and Diablo are Tyrannosaur monsters, Armadon is some sort of Ankylosaur/Triceratops/Stegosaur hybrid, and Talon is a Deinonychus god (Only Vertigo, Chaos, and Blizzard are not saurian in appearance with Vertigo being an inter-dimensional cobra goddess and Chaos and Blizzard being ape/yeti monsters respectively). However, they aren't dinosaurs. [[Main/AnimalisticAbomination They just '''look''' like dinosaurs]] and were even stated to have caused the extinction of the actual dinosaurs in the game's storyline.

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** This applies to nearly ''all'' the monsters in the game. They are ancient gods known as the Draconians yet most of them resemble dinosaurs. Sauron and Diablo are Tyrannosaur monsters, Armadon is some sort of Ankylosaur/Triceratops/Stegosaur hybrid, and Talon is a Deinonychus god (Only Vertigo, Chaos, and Blizzard are not saurian in appearance with Vertigo being an inter-dimensional cobra goddess and Chaos and Blizzard being ape/yeti monsters respectively). However, they aren't dinosaurs. [[Main/AnimalisticAbomination [[AnimalisticAbomination They just '''look''' like dinosaurs]] and were even stated to have caused the extinction of the actual dinosaurs in the game's storyline.
21st Feb '17 2:01:23 PM DinoMaurus
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** This applies to nearly ''all'' the monsters in the game. They are ancient gods known as the Draconians yet most of them resemble dinosaurs. Sauron and Diablo are Tyrannosaur monsters, Armadon is some sort of Ankylosaur/Triceratops/Stegosaur hybrid, and Talon is a Deinonychus god (Only Vertigo, Chaos, and Blizzard are not saurian in appearance with Vertigo being an inter-dimensional cobra goddess and Chaos and Blizzard being ape/yeti monsters respectively). However, they aren't dinosaurs. They just '''look''' like dinosaurs and were even stated to have caused the extinction of the actual dinosaurs in the game's storyline.

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** This applies to nearly ''all'' the monsters in the game. They are ancient gods known as the Draconians yet most of them resemble dinosaurs. Sauron and Diablo are Tyrannosaur monsters, Armadon is some sort of Ankylosaur/Triceratops/Stegosaur hybrid, and Talon is a Deinonychus god (Only Vertigo, Chaos, and Blizzard are not saurian in appearance with Vertigo being an inter-dimensional cobra goddess and Chaos and Blizzard being ape/yeti monsters respectively). However, they aren't dinosaurs. [[Main/AnimalisticAbomination They just '''look''' like dinosaurs dinosaurs]] and were even stated to have caused the extinction of the actual dinosaurs in the game's storyline.
16th Feb '17 4:19:02 AM Chabal2
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* The ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIX'' LegacyBoss Dragonlord is a giant, purple-skinned TRex with wings and horns that breathes fire (and later, casts magic). Especially visible in its attack animations.
14th Feb '17 9:59:51 AM luiginumber3
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** This trope is played straight with the Evol archetype, which focuses on summoning Dinosaur-Type monsters that are then used to summon Dragon-Type monsters.



** The [[TabletopGame/YuGiOh card game]], however, distinguishes between dragons and dinosaurs by making them two entirely different types (Dragon-Type and Dinosaur-Type). For quite a while since the start of the game, there were very few Dinosaur-Type monsters, and it was years before a particularly powerful one was released.
*** The [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Evolzar Evolzars]] [[UpToEleven take this up to eleven]] because they need Dinosaur-Types to summon them and they're dragons!
** For some reason, almost all of the Dinosaur-Type monsters in the various ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' video games are shown breathing fire for their attacks.

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** The [[TabletopGame/YuGiOh card game]], however, distinguishes between dragons and dinosaurs by making them two entirely different types (Dragon-Type and Dinosaur-Type). For quite a while since the start of the game, there were very few Dinosaur-Type monsters, and it was years before a particularly powerful one was released.
*** The [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Evolzar Evolzars]] [[UpToEleven take this up to eleven]] because they need Dinosaur-Types to summon them and they're dragons!
** For some reason, almost
Almost all of the Dinosaur-Type monsters in the various ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' video games are shown breathing fire for their attacks.



* In ''Anime/CardfightVanguard'', [[OurDragonsAreDifferent there are a lot of dragons]], but the [[WeHaveReserves Tachikaze clan]] are the only clan with dinosaur-themed units; in fact, the clan has a pre-historic theme going on. Their unique race of robotic dinosaurs, however, is called "Dinodragons", a name that makes no reference to one of its main features - the robotic bit - but bafflingly signposts them as ''another'' kind of dragon.

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* In ''Anime/CardfightVanguard'', [[OurDragonsAreDifferent there are a lot of dragons]], but the [[WeHaveReserves Tachikaze clan]] clan]], being prehistoric-themed, are the only clan with dinosaur-themed units; in fact, the clan has units. They have a pre-historic theme going on. Their unique race of robotic dinosaurs, dinosaurs; however, is they are called "Dinodragons", a name that the "Dinodragons," which makes no reference to one of its main features their most unique feature - the robotic bit parts - but instead bafflingly signposts them as ''another'' kind of dragon.



* Like the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime and manga, the card game has many instances (and some subversions) of this trope.

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* Like the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime and manga, the [[TabletopGame/YuGiOh Yu-Gi-Oh! card game game]] has many instances (and some subversions) of this trope. trope.



** "Evol" is another chiefly Dinosaur archetype with a subset of boss monsters called "Evolzar" whose members are all Dragon-type.

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** "Evol" is another chiefly Dinosaur archetype with a subset of boss monsters called "Evolzar" whose members archetype, but its strongest monsters, the "Evolzar," are all Dragon-type.



* While the dragons in ''{{ComicBook/Bone}}'' come in all shapes and sizes, some look like dinosaurs with wings attached to them, most notably a T-Rex, a Stegosaur, and a sauropod (many don't even have wings).

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* While the dragons in ''{{ComicBook/Bone}}'' come in all shapes and sizes, some look like dinosaurs with wings attached to them, most notably a T-Rex, a Stegosaur, and a sauropod (many don't even have wings).sauropod.
14th Feb '17 9:47:26 AM luiginumber3
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* In ''Manga/YuGiOh'', Dragons are dinosaurs... sort of. Dinosaur Ryuzaki has a Dinosaur ThemeDeck. However, his two strongest monsters, Serpent Night Dragon and Red-Eyes Black Dragon, are [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin dragons]]. (And in his second duel with Jounouchi later, he adds Tyrant Dragon to his deck.) Possibly justified as dragons are not affected by the arbitrary dinosaur weakness, and Ryusaki may even be exploiting the confusion here. At the time the character was created, there were far too few cards actually based on dinosaurs for a real Dinosaur deck, so obviously the next best thing is dragons.
** In the ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' verse, a two-headed dragon is identified as a ''TyrannosaurusRex''. Um, yeah.
** There is one card, Two-Mouth Darkruler, who was originally classified as a Dragon-Type, but is now a Dinosaur-Type. Hilariously, it has a counterpart known as Twin-Headed Thunder Dragon (which, aside from a {{palette swap}}, looks exactly the same) which is made from fusing two Thunder Dragons.
*** To further complicate it, in the card game, Thunder Dragon and Twin-Headed Thunder Dragon are ''Thunder''-Type monsters, and as such technically neither Dinosaurs nor Dragons. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and Twin-Headed Thunder Dragon doesn't actually even have two heads... or look even remotely like the Thunder Dragons that fuse to make it.]]

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* In ''Manga/YuGiOh'', Dragons are dinosaurs... sort of. Dinosaur Ryuzaki (Rex Raptor in the dub) has a Dinosaur ThemeDeck. However, his two strongest monsters, Serpent Night Dragon and Red-Eyes Black Dragon, are [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin dragons]]. (And in his second duel with Jounouchi later, he adds Tyrant Dragon to his deck.) Possibly justified as dragons are not affected by the arbitrary dinosaur weakness, and Ryusaki may even be exploiting the confusion here. At This is likely because there were too few dinosaur cards at the time the character was created, there were far too few cards actually based on dinosaurs for created to make a real Dinosaur full deck, so obviously the next best thing is dragons.
** In This trope is played straight with the ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' verse, a two-headed dragon is identified as a ''TyrannosaurusRex''. Um, yeah.
Evol archetype, which focuses on summoning Dinosaur-Type monsters that are then used to summon Dragon-Type monsters.
** There is one card, Two-Mouth Darkruler, who The card "Two-Mouth Darkruler" was originally classified as a Dragon-Type, but is now a Dinosaur-Type. Hilariously, it has a counterpart known as Twin-Headed Thunder Dragon (which, aside from a {{palette swap}}, looks exactly the same) which is made from by fusing two Thunder Dragons.
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Dragons. To further complicate it, in the card game, Thunder Dragon and Twin-Headed Thunder Dragon are ''Thunder''-Type monsters, and as such technically are neither Dinosaurs nor Dragons. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and Twin-Headed Thunder Dragon doesn't actually even have two heads... or look even remotely like the Thunder Dragons that fuse to make it.]]



** This trope is played straight with the Evol archetype.
3rd Jan '17 4:21:05 AM StarTropes
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' introduces Jangmo-o and its evolutions, Hakamo-o and Kommo-o, more Dragon-type Pokémon that are based on dinosaurs--in the case of the evolved forms, they're clearly theropods like the aforementioned Tyrunt and Tyrantrum.
13th Dec '16 2:10:06 PM Eddy1215
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* Subverted in VideoGame/HalfMinuteHero, in the Princess 30, the princess learns that a Dragon Scale can cure her father, she kills a dragon-like monster and gives the scale to him, but it doesn't work, and then it is explained the monster was a dinosaur, not a dragon.

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* Subverted in VideoGame/HalfMinuteHero, ''VideoGame/HalfMinuteHero'', in the Princess 30, the princess learns that a Dragon Scale can cure her father, so she kills a dragon-like monster and gives the scale to him, but it doesn't work, and then it is explained the monster was a dinosaur, not a dragon.
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